Box Score Recap – 6/29/2017

Lehigh Valley lost, but Hoskins hit his 19th, Kingery his 3rd.

Tyler Viza pitched Reading to a win won.  Walding hit his 19th.

Clearwater lost, Randolph hit his 7th and had 3 hits.

Lakewood won. Sanchez notched his third victory, Moniak had 2 hits..

Williamsport won on Josh Stephen’s RBI single in the tenth. Ortiz homered (2).

The GCL Phillies lost. Their inability to lay down a bunt or field a bunt led to the loss in their first game with the new extra inning rule. Haseley had 2 hits and is off to Williamsport.

Lehigh Valley (50-30) lost to Pawtucket, 8-4.

Mark Appel (5-4, 4.87) gave up 4 runs (2 ER) on 7 hits and 2 walks in 5.0 innings.  He struck out eight and threw 107 pitches.  Mark Peterson (16.88) got lit up for 4 runs on 6 hits in 0.2 innings. Jesen Therrien (2.30) stranded 2 inherited runners and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings.  Colton Murray (4.71) struck out the side in his 1.0 inning.  Pedro Beato (3.57) mopped up.

Rhys Hoskins (19) and Scott Kingery (3) each hit a solo HR.  Kingery (.333), Jorge Alfaro (.260), and Nick Williams (.280) had 2 hits each.  Crawford (.203) went 0-4 with a BB and a K. Cozens (.238) had a double and 3 K.

Reading (46-30) beat Harrisburg, 7-1.

Tyler Viza (6-4, 5.45) pitched 8.0 innings and held the Senators to 2 hits and a walk.  He did give up a solo HR, but also struck out eight.  He threw 107 pitches.  Victor Arano (1.98) pitched a one-hit ninth.

Micth Walding (19) and Nick Rickles (4) each hit a solo HR.  Walding (.242) had 3 hits and 2 RBI (45).  Rickles (.309) had 2 hits and 3 RBI (11).  Mora and Tromp had 2 hits including a triple each.  Zack Coppola had an outfield assist (first base).

Clearwater (41-35) lost to Fort Myers, 7-2.

Cornelius Randolph hit his 7th HR.

This box score was hung up on the sixth inning for hours.  It didn’t post until too late for the Recap, here’s the Threshers write up by Kirsten Karbach.

Lakewood (42-36) beat Greensboro, 6-4.

Sixto Sanchez (3-2, 2.98) gave up 2 runs in 5.0 innings on 5 hits and a walk.  He struck out seven.  Tyler Hallead (3.78) gave up 2 runs on 4 hits in 2.0 innings, walking one and striking out four.  Trevor Bettencourt (3.86) earned his fifth save retiring out all six batters he faced and striking out two.

Daniel Brito (.241) had 2 hits, his 5th HR, and 2 RBI (16).  Mickey Moniak (.275) had 2 hits. Luke Williams (.225) had 2 hits, scored 2 runs, and stole his 15th base.  Enmanuel Garcia had 2 hits and an RBI (6).

Williamsport (4-6) beat Batavia, 6-5, in a ten inning walk off on Josh Stephen’s RBI single.

Luis Carrasco (2.00) pitched 5.0 innings and gave up 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks.  Tyler Frohwirth (0.00) pitched a scoreless inning.  Jake Kelzer (1.93) struck out 2 in 1.2 scoreless innings.  Addison Russ (8.10) struck out 3 in 1.1 innings but blew the save in the ninth inning giving up 2 runs.  Luis Ramirez (1-0, 2.45) gave up a run in 1.0 inning but the offense bailed him out with 2 runs in the bottom of the inning.

Williamsport built a 4-2 lead on an RBi single by Greg Pickett in the first inning, an RBI single by Raul Rivas in the third, Jhailyn Ortiz’ solo HR (2) in the fourth, and Josh Stephen’s  RBI triple in the sixth.  The lead held up until the top of the ninth.  After falling behind in the tenth, the Crosscutters tied the score on Cole Stobbe’s bases loaded walk.  They won on Stephen’s RBI single.

Rivas, Pickett, Stephen, and Malvin Matos had 2 hits each.  Stephen had 2 RBI.  Stobbe walked twice.  Matos, Ortiz, and Jesus Alastre stole one base each.  Fourteen ‘Cutters struck out.  Ortiz had an outfield assist (home).

GCL Phillies (2-2) lost to the GCL Tigers West, 4-3 in ten innings.

#1 pick, Adam Haseley is en route to Williamsport.  So, who’s going to be the first one to criticize the assignment of a college hitter to the NY-Penn League?  Come on, be the first.

Zach Eflin gave up 2 hits in 3.0 scoreless rehab innings.  He struck out three.  Francisco Morales (5.40) pitched 5.0 innings.  He gave up a 3-run HR in his first inning, but retired the next 13 batters he faced, his line 5.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, HBP, WP.  Robinson Martinez (00-1, 0.00) suffered the walk off loss giving up 1 run in 1.1 innings.

The Phillies scored 2 runs in the first inning on a throwing error and a Ben Pelletier RBI single.  They tied the game in the eighth on Adam Haseley’s RBI single.

The Phillies lost with the first application of the extra inning rule being tested in the GCL. They started the tenth with a runner on second and failed to move him to third.  The Tigers were able to execute the sacrifice and eventually scored the winning run.  This is not a fair rule because Phillies can’t bunt.

Before being assigned to Williamsport, Haseley went 2-3 with a walk and RBI.  Simon Muzziotti had 2 hits and 2 runs scored.  Pelletier, Danny Mayer, and Brayan Gonzalez had the rest of the Phillies three hits.  Mayer joined Haseley as Phjillies who drew walks.  Mayer also had the only XBH, a double.  Zach Green was not in the line up.  I don’t know if he made the trip.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Transactions (and paper moves):

  • 6/29 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs sent RHP Zach Eflin on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
  • 6/28 – Cole Irvin assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/28 – 2B Gunnar Buhner assigned to GCL Phillies
  • 6/27 – Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Phils
  • 6/27 – Reading Fightin Phils placed RHP Miguel Nunez on the 7-day disabled list. Strained right shoulder
  • 6/27 – RHP Yacksel Rios assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Phillies Ext. Spring Training
  • 6/27 – IF Luis Encarnacion assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Phillies Ext. Spring Training
  • 6/26 – Phillies optioned RHP Edubray Ramos to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – Phillies recalled RHP Ricardo Pinto from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Pedro Beato from the temporarily inactive list
  • 6/26 – LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – SS Angelo Mora assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – 2B Scott Kingery assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/26 – LHP Brandon Leibrandt assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/26 – RHP John Richy assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/26 – Reading Fightin Phils placed RHP Mario Sanchez on the 7-day disabled list. Right elbow strain
  • 6/26 – Clearwater Threshers sent SS Zach Green on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
  • 6/26 – CF Simon Muzziotti assigned to GCL Phillies from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/26 – Luis Encarnacion assigned to Phillies Ext. Spring Training from GCL Phillies
  • 6/26 – GCL Phillies placed RHP Sutter McLoughlin on the 60-day disabled list.
  • 6/26 – RHP Jesus De Los Santos assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – RHP Rafael Carvajal assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – SS Brayan Gonzalez assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – LHP Jakob Hernandez assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – IF Jesus Azuaje assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – OF Keudy Bocio assigned to GCL Phillies from Phillies Ext. Spring Training.
  • 6/26 – OF Adam Haseley assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – OF Kevin Markham assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – LHP Denny Martinez assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – LHP Jose Jimenez assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – C Kipp Moore assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – RHP Sati Santa Cruz assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – RHP Victor Sobil assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – OF Yahir Gurrola assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – OF Danny Mayer assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/26 – Clearwater Threshers sent SS Zach Green on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed RHP Sati Santa Cruz.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed LHP Jakob Hernandez.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed IF Jesus Azuaje.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed OF Kevin Markham.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed OF Yahir Gurrola.
  • 6/25 – Phillies signed OF Danny Mayer.
  • 6/25 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Michael Mariot from the 7-day DL
  • 6/25 – RHP Harold Arauz assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/25 – 2B Jesus Henriquez assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/25 – RHP Justin Miller assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/25 – SS Jonathan Guzman assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/25 – IF Luis Encarnacion assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/25 – SS Nick Maton assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – OF Austin Listi assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – 3B Jake Scheiner assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – 2B Brian Mims assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – RHP Addison Russ assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/25 – LHP Zach Warren assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/24 – Royals traded RHP Mark Peterson to Philadelphia Phillies
  • 6/24 – RHP Mark Peterson assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/24 – Clearwater Threshers activated RHP Alberto Tirado from the temporarily inactive list
  • 6/23 – Phillies released RF Michael Saunders
  • 6/23 – Phillies released RHP Jeanmar Gomez
  • 6/23 – Phillies placed RHP Casey Fien on the 10-day DL. Shoulder impingement
  • 6/23 – Phillies recalled RHP Mark Leiter from Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • 6/23 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed RHP Pedro Beato on the temporarily inactive list
  • 6/23 – CF Simon Muzziotti assigned to Clearwater Threshers from GCL Phillies
  • 6/22 – LF Andrew Pullin assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 6/22 – LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Phils
  • 6/22 – RF Herlis Rodriguez assigned to Reading Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/22 – 2B Drew Stankiewicz assigned to Reading Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/22 – RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Reading Phils from Clearwater Threshers
  • 6/22 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Reading Phils
  • 6/22 – Clearwater Threshers activated 2B Derek Campbell from the 7-day disabled list
  • 6/22 – RHP Will Hibbs assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 6/22 – LHP Bailey Falter assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Phillies XST
  • 6/21 – Phillies announced the signings of Adam Haseley, Spencer Howard, Jake Scheiner, Nick Maton, Jack Zoellner, and Connor Brogdon.
  • 6/21 – Clearwater Threshers placed 3B Damek Tomscha on the 7-day disabled list
  • 6/20 – Phillies designated RHP Jeanmar Gomez for assignment
  • 6/20 – Phillies designated RF Michael Saunders for assignment
  • 6/20 – Phillies placed RHP Jerad Eickhoff on the 10-day DL. Upper back strain
  • 6/20 – Phillies selected the contract of CF Cameron Perkins from Lehigh Valley
  • 6/20 – Phillies selected the contract of LHP Hoby Milner from Lehigh Valley
  • 6/20 – Phillies recalled Brock Stassi from Lehigh
  • 6/19 – Clearwater Threshers placed Alberto Tirado on the temporarily inactive list.
  • 6/19 – 3B Jan Hernandez assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Phillies XST.
  • 6/19 – Raul Rivas assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 6/19 – Will Stewart assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Kyle Young assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Jhon Nunez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Justin Miller assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Cole Stobbe assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – IF Greg Pickett assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Luis Carrasco assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Josh Stephen assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Jhailyn Ortiz assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Rodolfo Duran assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Malvin Matos assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Randy Alcantara assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Andrew Brown assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies.
  • 6/19 – Gregori Rivero assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from Phillies XST.
  • 6/19 – 2B Jesus Henriquez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – C James Lovett assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – LHP Orestes Melendez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – RHP Gustavo Armas assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – Oscar Marcelino assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/19 – Aaron Brown assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/19 – Sutter McLoughlin assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 6/19 – Sutter McLoughlin assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 _ Aaron Brown assigned to GCL Phillies from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/19 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to GCL Phillies
  • 6/19 – Bailey Falter assigned to Phillies XST from Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 6/18 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Michael Mariot on the 7-day DL. Lower back strain
  • 6/18 – RHP John Richy assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
  • 6/18 – C Greg Brodzinski assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Phillies XST.
  • 6/17 – DSL Phillies White activated RHP Carlos Francisco.
  • 6/14 – Phillies signed LHP Jhordany Mezquita.

73 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/29/2017

  1. Old pal, Jimmy Cordero, pitched against the Fightin’s. His ERA (6.62) looks astronomical but if you look at the month splits it’s not as bad. He had an ERA of 27.00 in April and has had ERAs under 3 for May and June. He still racks up a lot of BBs and his K rates haven’t been great. Mario Sanchez was the PTBNL in the Cordero deal. Sanchez has been pretty solid and is 3 years younger.

    1. I was at the game. Cordero hit 95 once, sat 92-93 with little control. Got a double play ball that was smoked right at a fielder. He looks like someone who has an era of almost 7

  2. Ortiz flashing some power (HR), mobility (stolen base), and arm (OF assist). He’ll be fun to watch so long as he stays healthy. (Was that really his FIFTH HBP already?)

    ….here I go, Jim – I get that they want Haseley and Moniak to both play CF, but what’s the point in Williamsport? He can walk to his most reasonable assignment across the complex. Man, are these guys conservative or what?

    1. My point on Haseley is starting him in the GCL was crazy. Why not just send him to the nearest HS and have him play there? Wmsprt is fine but LKW would have been better. CLW never even entered my mind. I hope the goal is some time in Wmsprt and then LKW.

      The number of very good OF prospects in Wmsprt is limiting for all these guys. You have Alastre, Ortiz and Stephen. You also have Juan Luis and Malvin Matos from LA, who the organization are very high on. Let’s throw recent 17th round draft choice Austin Listi into the mix. You could play a different starting OFs every other day and have Listi as a replacement whenever needed. Is that enough playing time for these guys?

      At LKW, there is only Moniak. Martinelli is a guy who is playing pretty well right now and we have to see more of to tell if he belongs. Carlos Duran and Enmanuel Garcia are two more LA guys who need playing time to prove themselves but shouldn’t be blocking Haseley’s progression.

      Wmsprt is fine but it makes sense to put Haseley in LKW. GCL was only worth the batting practice he got. That’s my take on things but I’m not a scout or anyone you’d ever want making these decisions. But as a long time fan and one who studies past decisions by the FO, it seems like the correct path to follow.

      1. I think the GCL assignment was all about having him in Clearwater for a week to fully evaluate where they should send him. I think he will be back in Clearwater in a few weeks (the High A club) but they did not want to make that move immediately. What someone does for their first week is less important than where they want him to be at the end of the year.

      2. They didn’t want to take Haseley out of CF this yr.They can’t put both Mickey Mo and Haseley in CF. Williamsport is fine they can move the OF all around for a couple of games. Nick Williams moved up so there’s more movement coming.

  3. Tirado was used as a reliever, for the 1st time this year. His 1 inning wasn’t pretty as he gave up 3 hits and an ER but he didn’t BB anyone and that’s been a long time coming.

    Will Hibbs must not like the Florida weather. He has given up 8 hits and 4 ERs in 4 IP in CLW. He had only 4 ERs in over 36 IP in LKW. Remember this guy went 18 LKW appearances without giving up a run.

  4. Great to see Morales get through 5 innings his first time out for GCL Phils. Also good to see that after giving up a 3 run HR in his first inning of work, he settled down and didn’t allow another base runner. Definitely gonna keep an eye out for his name in the box scores.

    1. Agree….for a 17-year old that is pretty decent.
      I wonder what his velo was thru-out the 5 innings.
      He could be a top fifteen guy on the next list in January.

      1. Yeah it was a shame that all this happened on the road – Eflin, Morales, the extra inning rule. I expected Morales to start since he charted pitched the previous two days. Had I known Eflin was going to pitch too, I might have been tempted to make the trip.

        1. If they use a 5-man rotation, Morales next 4 starts will be on the road – 7/6 at Pirates, 7/11 at Tigers again, and 7/17 at Yankees, and 7/22 at Pirates. This seems to happen every year. One of the pitchers I want to see, seems to get most of his starts on the road.

  5. I’ll be the first (or second) to criticize the Hasely placement.

    Should have been at least sent to Lakewood as an accomplished hitter. I get wanting to split him and Moniak up, but then why not send Hasely to Clearwater?

    Let’s play this out. Next year, are you going to send Hasely to Lakewood? I would assume he would be double-jumped to Clearwater. And guess who else will be in Clearwater next year? That’s right folks. Mickey Moniak.

    So why the aversion to having them on the same team this year?

    At some point the two of them will be on the same team right? As a (hopefully) fast moving college hitter, Hasely should at some point (should be right now!!!) catch and pass Moniak in the system.

    Put them on the same team. Who cares. Give them each half the starts in CF. Let them both play RF as well. Let them both DH. It can work.

    1. I agree, I expected Haseley to be assigned to Clearwater. I even heard or read that would be his eventual assignment. And, maybe he still jumps there later this season.

      The Phillies recent history seemed to exclude Williamsport.
      – In 2013, Crawford started in the GCL before being promoted to Lakewood.
      – In 2014, Nola started in Clearwater.
      – In 2015, Randolph spent the entire season in the GCL (a position change to the OF, probably kept him in FL for the whole season), and started 2016 in Lakewood.
      – Also in 2015 #2 and #4 picks Kingery and Martin started in Lakewood.
      – In 2016, Moniak spent the season in the GCL and jumped to Lakewood this year.

      Maybe Haseley just spends a week or two in Wiliamsport where he will face better pitching than he is seeing in the GCL. Although, I venture to suggest that he saw stronger pitching in college this year than he’ll see in WPT. Heck, he might even see some of the same college pitchers he faced this season there.

      1. I figure they are just getting him started here with the plan to goto Clearwater maybe by months end

      2. The last top 10 college offensive player we drafted was Pat Burrell who also went straight to Clearwater. He was obviously better than Haseley at that point, but a Cleawater assignment (even if it takes a few weeks) is not out of line for a polished high college draft pick like Haseley.

        1. I seriously doubt they would move him around that much this season. They already brought him all the way down the Florida, now, back up to Williamsport. There’s only so much movement that’s acceptable in a half season.

          If that’s where he is now, I’m sure he’ll stay there the rest of the year. For better or worse (sigh).

  6. Williamsport scored its two runs in the 10th without an out… off old friend Kenny Koplove. I was wonder if he was still pitching somewhere..
    Morales really impressed me. He had a tough first inning giving up a hbp, a single, and a 3 run homer before he shut them down giving up nothing for 4 innings. He’s 17! He was our big 16 yr old signee last year.
    Ortiz is responding well, he had a homer, a steal, and an assist yesterday. Now he’ll get to play next to Haseley every day. That will help both of them.

  7. If no one else jumped on it Jim I will. Maybe 8Mark did a little but…

    I personally think it’s dumb even after having said a week ago it doesn’t matter where they start him only where they finish him.

    If you felt he was that advanced of a college bat then he should be at either LKW or CLW. So what that they have Moniak in CF. You’re not going to stunt either players development sliding one over to RF or LF.

    So that decision still looms at some point if he tears up the NYPL doesn’t it?

    Murray nailed it though he had WPT all along.

    1. plenty of 21 year olds in the bigs my friend, if you are ready play ball.
      starting Haseley in lkw is Not aggressive, why don’t we just sign a bunch of outfielders that the coach likes and make him wait until he is 26 to get to the majors.

  8. Appel with another decent start. Encouraged by the 8SO. They are letting him throw some pitches. making small improvements each start, I am again intrigued.

    1. can’t deny his SO potential. Phillies seem devoid of those pitchers at moment. Even if he doesn’t end up as starter this is good sign because he may finally be learning to pitch and tap into his potential. Still long way to go.

  9. Walding padding his numbers away from Reading. His numbers are getting interesting. Trump also turning it on consistantly.

    1. if he hits at reading it “doesn’t count” and if he hits away…its “padding his number”. Just so I know how this works.

  10. FWIW, I wouldn’t be surprised if Williamsport is a brief stop for Haseley as well. If, for instance, after around 15 games he’s crushing the ball, then move him again. Or not.

    Wherever he ends up, my bet is that he starts at Reading next year with Moniak at CLW. In fact, in the Phils are so insistent on both in CF, they could bump Mickey to CLW in a month with Haseley going to LKW. (Realistically it should be the other way, but we’re talking about the Phillies here)

    One other point: arguably the last really advanced hitter the Phils drafted was Burrell and he went right to CLW – Haseley is not as polished as Burrell at this point

    1. Oh man, there’s no way Haseley is better than Pat the Bat coming out of college.

      I don’t know why people are making such a big fuss about Haseley’s placement. The Phillies have already mentioned that he’s on an accelerated timeline so he will likely not take the usual 4 year stint for college players. If he’s on the Phillies roster for good in 2019 or 2020, I’m good with that.

      1. Agreed. ISTR that Burrell was considered one of the best college hitters ever when he was checking drafted.

      2. Guru, I think the reason for the fuss is the horrible Major League team and guys like JP struggling. So, there is the hope factor that Haseley is an All Star and is up to the Majors really quickly.

  11. I don’t get the big deal in sending Haseley to Williamsport. I wasn’t a huge fan of picking him in the draft to begin with because we have such an influx of CFs/OFs. That being said, If he absolutely crushes it in Williamsport, like he did in his very brief stint in the GCL, and is clearly under-matched, then they’ll move up to LKW or CLW.

    1. No problem with Haseley getting his feet wet with three games worth of ABs in the GCL. Now he needs to be in Lakewood or Clearwater. They even started Martin at Lakewood and also Kingery. My feeling is they don’t want Haseley to immediately start learning a new OF position with Moniak in CF. They also may not want to play mind games with Moniak. Therefore, put him in Clearwater. Benching any outfielder for Haseley in Lakewood (other than Moniak) and Clearwater is not a problem.

    1. Whoa, did I call that? Anyways, I’m fully expecting him to start tonight vs the Muts and Degrom. Perkins gets a reprieve (with a ML pay check).

      1. Tonight the “rebuild” officially begins!! Williams is just the beginning! God’s speed….and power, and good baseball instincts.

  12. Has anyone considered the possibility that the Phils are so pleased with Moniak that they want to move him up to Cwater in August? Which of course allow them to move Haseley to Lwood then too. The Phils want both to play CF now so they know what they have. There’s much more value in a guy that can play CF.

    1. Moniak is playing well but almost all of his hits are singles which I think shows a lack of strength, so at 19 he is playing just fine and I would not move him up until next season.

      1. I wouldn’t say almost all of his hits are singles….He has 24 XBH – 17 doubles, 4 triples, 3 homers. The kid has strength and is improving. But to your point, I agree on him not getting moved up until next season.

        1. I guess I missed that, 24 xbh is nothing to sneeze at, I guess I was going with lack of HR .
          I should not have said all singles. You are right but I still don’t think he should be moved up.
          Brito has more homers and I believed missed some time.

      2. he was projected more of a gap hitter than HR hitter so power was never gonna be his calling card. Still like his hit tool. He is where he needs to be at this stage.

    2. I am sure that the Phillies are pleased with Moniak so far this season. This is new territory for him. In HS he played a 30-35 game season with summer travelling team games thrown in. Last year, after his HS season, he played in 46 GCL games. This year he has played 70 games in Lakewood after his first full spring training. His daily work regiment since February is undoubtedly much heavier than anything he experienced in HS. And he still has 2 months to go.

      1. I’m definitely impressed. I believe some people may think because he was the #1 pick that he should be already hitting 15 HR. But lets not forget, every #1 pick is not a Harper. I haven’t seen it on this site, but there are a few sites where people are already proclaiming MM & Yukon as busts. Barely 19 & 20…

      2. Kids play a lot more than just 30-35 games . . . I can tell you our high school and legion kids alone (not even counting showcase teams) play about 65-70 games a year between those . . . sure some kids don’t play legion but again the ones who do play 60plus games . . . and thats NJ, i’m sure they play even more in states where the weather is more accommodating. That’s a lot of baseball for 15-19 year old kids.

  13. Eikhoff, Velasquez, and Fien all on DL and could be activated in near future so this could be only a short stay for Williams. But there are players that can be sent down instead such as Stassi, and Perkins. But we will see. Welcome to the show Nick Williams!

    1. We’ve been told by the FO that they only plan to bring up the prospects with the expectation that they’re staying up.

  14. In your opinion (for all posters) … do the Phillies have any “untouchable” prospects ???
    For me, there is only one. Sixto Sanchez has all the makings of an absolute beast. I can see him being a top 10 prospect in MiLB by this time next season.

    1. The closest I would think are Haseley and Moniak right now as for position players.
      Sixto would, I assume, be the other.

    2. Don’t know that they have any “untouchables”. As always, it would depend on what was being offered in return.

      For me, Sixto, Kingery, Moniak, and Haseley are probably the 4 that would need to be part of a major return…

  15. Looks like Nick Williams got promoted to Philadelphia. And it is good to see Kingery and Hoskins are hitting well (tons of home runs, didn’t expect it from Kingery at all).

    1. Apparently Kingery didn’t expect it either, he said he doesn’t know where it’s coming from and doesn’t expect it to last. I’m on the Kingery train tho . . . and yes Good God is Sixto exciting

    2. I Hope Williams proves me wrong. I just don’t see him being a big league regular, he wont hit much imo

  16. Sixto Sanchez (Lakewood): Are the Phillies developmentally challenged when it comes to starting pitching? What are the odds they can mess me up by AA?

    Kyle Glaser: Well the Reds have a way worse track record, so at least you have that. But it is worth noting the Phillies player development pipeline has not yielded a lot in terms of guys reaching the majors and hitting their potential, pitchers or position players (Maikel Franco, anyone?). That said, we shouldn’t hold that against Sixto, who is climbing into top 50 prospect contention. He’s a unique talent, maybe he can break the trend. We’ll see

  17. Greg (Atlantic City): Hi do you see Dominic Smith or Dylan Cozens being ready to take over a full-time spot for their MLB teams by the start of next season ? There should be a spot or two open in Philadelphia for Altheer, Cozens, and Nick Williams to battle for (maybe Roman Quinn, but health ?). Smith does not have typical 1st base power, but with Duda and Bruce likely gone from N next season he would seem to be the guy to take over- I know he has shown some improved power this year and last, but some of that is probably due to Las Vegas this year.

    Kyle Glaser: Dominic Smith will absolutely be starting for the Mets sooner rather than later. If he doesn’t, that’s a failure of the Mets brass to make the right decision. Cozens will get his shot too, although there is a lot less conviction he will be an everyday big leaguer. That said, the guys he needs to beat out right now aren’t all that great, to say the least.

  18. Seranthony Dominguez pitched live BP, 40 pitches. Hopes to start a GCL game Tuesday.

    Jhordany Mezquita, Kyle Dohy, and Damon Jones also threw live BP during the GCL game.

    #13 Colby Fitch, catcher, Jr., Louisville; and #29 Bailey Cummings, RHP, J1, San Jacinto College have signed and are in Clearwater.

    Jesse Valentin says he is likely done for the season.

    Grant Dyer is still rehabbing, but hasn’t started throwing at all, yet.

  19. Jo Jo Romero is listed on the Clearwater roster. Don’t know if that is a permanent promotion or just for a spot start. He is listed as the starter on Sunday for Clearwater.

  20. Any thoughts on Luis Encarnacion being moved up to Clearwater? He struck out a lot last year (although still young) thoughts?

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